Originally Posted by afrogt
Except developers are lining up to write apps for Apple products. And 3rd party mfrs make devices to work with ipods, iPhones, iPads, etc. Hence the Denons and Pioneers with Airplay.
Yes, no doubt. Many folks like Apple's approach and they have a huge market share. 3rd party developers will do whatever they have to do to get a piece of it. Personally I'm not a fan of being locked into iTunes to interact with just about any Apple product, and I was a bit disappointed when I saw the iPhone 4 and aside from a better screen it looked identical to my wife's 5 year-old iTouch. It's like owning the exact same car, just newer....forever. But at the same time I respect the quality of their products and their marketing is first class.
It's just not for me. And neither is Bose. But to each his own.